Who Owns the Sun?

Who Owns the Sun?

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Item #: 031058
ISBN: 9781930900998
Grades: 3-12

Product Description:

No one owns the sun, because the sun is too large and too great for one person to own. No one owns the stars because they are too far away for anyone to own. No one owns the wind, because it is a wanderer that visits everyone and every place. These are simple truths that Big Jim shares with his son. However, Big Jim's son's life is turned upside down when he learns that one of earth's most beautiful things can be "owned." This touching story was written and illustrated by Stacy Chbosky when she was only 14 years old when she won the "National Written and Illustrated ByAwards Contest for Students" in 1987. 27 pgs, pb. ~ Elise

Category Description for Five in a Row Literature Unit Studies:

These literature-based unit study curriculum guides are so named because you spend five days in a row (a full week; one day for each subject area) using a particular children's book as the theme for multiple academic subject areas. Five in a Row (FIAR) Volumes 1-3 cover social studies and character, language arts, math, science, and art through 15-21 children's books. The literature selections, primarily picture books, contain positive moral values reflecting Biblical values. Christian content is not incorporated in Volumes 1-3, but is available separately in a Christian Character & Bible Study Supplement. Five in a Row Vol. 4 is for slightly older students (Grades 2-4) and features fewer books, some of which are stretched to two weeks of lessons. Christian content is included in the Volume 4 guide.

Before Five in a Row takes the same concept, but simplifies it for ages 2-4, with multiple activities provided for each book, but not as structured between days of the week.

Beyond Five in a Row is the next step up (for Grades 3+), and these guides are structured around chapter books. Activities at this level incorporate history, geography, science, language arts and fine arts with Christian Character and Bible content available separately.




Category Description for Five in a Row:

These literature-based unit study curriculum guides cover social studies and character, language arts, math, science, and art. Literature selections contain positive moral values reflecting Biblical values. Use as a stand-alone curriculum for preschool or supplement with phonics and math for older children. Curriculum is so named because you spend five days in a row (a full week; one day for each subject area) using a particular children's book as the theme. There's plenty of text here as the author provides all the reference material you'll need right in the volumes as background for your studies. Hands-on activities and projects abound and there are plenty to choose from each day, using the literature selections as a springboard. The varying difficulty of the activities makes it easy to use with a range of ages. Very little teacher preparation is required. Once you have the needed literature selection, you can open the book and begin! Each book also includes tips for teaching the curriculum, instructions for creating manipulatives, a topical index, a sample planning sheet with a blank, reproducible lesson plan sheet, literary glossary, story disks, and suggestions for finding the reading books. Volumes 1-3 do not incorporate Biblical content, as this is found in the optional Christian Character & Bible Study Supplement, available separately.




Category Description for UNIT STUDIES:

What is a "unit study"? Briefly, it's a thematic or topical approach to teaching as opposed to the traditional by-subject approach. Rather than teach each subject separately, a unit study attempts to integrate many or all subject areas into a unified study - usually centered around a particular subject or event. Obviously History (the study of events) and Science (the study of "things") are well-suited to unit studies, and usually form the "core" around which other subjects are integrated. Subjects like Bible, Geography, Government, English (writing), and Reading/Literature, Music, Home Economics, Life Skills, and Art, are usually easy to integrate around a core topics. Remaining subjects (Math, Phonics, Grammar, Spelling) can be integrated to some extent via related activities. Each, however, has its own "system" (progression of skills, mastery of "rules") which must be followed to some degree. Since one of the additional advantages of a unit study curriculum is the ability to use it with students of varying ages and skill levels, these subjects are generally taught apart from the core curriculum. This may be as simple as assigning pages in a grammar or spelling book, or using a separate "program" for Phonics and Math. Unit studies also tend to be more activity-oriented than the traditional approach, a real boon to kinesthetic learners. Advocates of the unit study approach site studies showing that children learn best when learning is unified rather than fragmented and when learning is more participatory than passive.




Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
3
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781930900998
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Purple House Press
Weight
0.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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It is part of the Five in a Row Curriculum and I can't find the book at local libraries
Jill Q on Oct 7, 2020
Five in a Row Volume 1 required book.
Rossana L on May 17, 2020
It is part of the Five in a Row Curriculum and I can't find the book at local libraries
Jill Q on Oct 7, 2020
Five in a Row curriculum
Stephanie L on Aug 3, 2020
Five in a Row Volume 1 required book.
Rossana L on May 17, 2020
Part of the Five in a Row Curriculum.
Laura V on Aug 12, 2018
Five in a Row
Melissa P on Dec 29, 2017
Bought to go with Five in a Row curriculum
Soris C on Nov 4, 2017
This book was needed for five in a row.
Claire B on Jul 14, 2017
This book was recommended to us as inspiration for an interpretive speech.
Kiva S on Apr 13, 2017
Five in a Row curriculum
Derek T on Sep 28, 2016
could not find at our local library.
User on Aug 24, 2016
It was a book on my FIAR list and I didn't have it.
Alicia L on Jul 30, 2016
This book was part of our Five In A Row curriculum and it was the only book I could not find in our library or through our inter-library loan system. So I decided to purchase it for our home library collection.
Michael Z on Jul 8, 2016
The library doesn't have it.
Autumn M on May 23, 2016
Classic book and part of the Five in a Row list.
Emily C on Apr 19, 2016
This book is included in the Five In a Row curriculum and is difficult to find other places. I'm so happy to have found this at Rainbow at a great price!
Jacquie P on Nov 16, 2015
Five in a Row curriculum
Stephanie L on Aug 3, 2020
Part of the Five in a Row Curriculum.
Laura V on Aug 12, 2018
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We really loved reading this book. It was a great way to start the conversation about slavery with my 6 year old.
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